About Sidney E. Frank

Sidney Frank was the Founder and Chairman of Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., the American importer of Jägermeister Liqueur, Corazón Tequila, and Gekkeikan Saké, and the creator of Grey Goose Vodka.

Gekkeikan grew into the leading sake in the United States. SFIC built Casamigos Tequila to 70,000 annual cases. SFIC was sold to Mast-Jägermeister in 2015, by which time Jägermeister was one of the top ten best-selling premium spirit brands worldwide and the leading shot in the United States, where it sold over three million cases annually. Grey Goose, founded in 1997, became the best-selling ultra-premium vodka in the country, and was sold to Bacardi in 2004 for an industry record.

Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Sidney attended Brown University for one year, and later rebuilt engines in India for Pratt & Whitney Motors during World War II. He went to work for the liquor conglomerate, Schenley Industries, where he rose to become President and was responsible for making Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey the best-selling liquor in the country.

Sidney was on the board of the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, where he and his wife Louise established the Schenley Scholarships. The first two recipients were Calvin Hill, running back of the Dallas Cowboys, and Egbert Perry, Board Chairman of Fannie Mae.

Sidney endowed the Sidney Frank Scholars at Brown in 2004, which has so far put five hundred students through college tuition-free. The Life Sciences building at Brown is named for him.

He founded the Sidney E. Frank Foundation in 2004.

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